Does the ESDC really believe the project could be completed in the announced ten-year timeframe? Would groundbreaking be this year or next year? Was the ESDC candid or deceptive about the timetable to the IRS?
Will Forest City Ratner pay the MTA the promised $100 million once the ESDC begins to pursue eminent domain? Will the MTA be willing to compromise with Forest City's request to amend the agreement and pay only $20 million up front?
Did the ESDC do any independent evaluation of Forest City Ratner's claim that it had stalled work because of litigation?
Why did the ESDC let the city Department of Transportation make a deal regarding reconstruction of the Carlton Avenue Bridge at a different timetable than announced?
Should the ESDC have created a more honest property ownership map? Will all properties be taken by eminent domain at the same time? Including Site 5?
Was there ever enough bond capacity to support the promised AY affordable housing over ten years?
Questions of blight
Should minor cracks in the sidewalk be considered blight? What about lots to 60 percent or less of their allowable Floor Area Ratio (FAR) under current zoning?
Was the fabric of the community "shot to hell"?
Can anyone at the ESDC claim, as did the agency's consultant AKRF in the environmental impact statement:
The project site is not anticipated to experience substantial change in the future without the proposed project by 2016 due to the existence of the open rail yard and the low-density industrial zoning regulations.